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[hoh-tel-kee-per] /hoʊˈtɛlˌki pər/
a manager or owner of a hotel.
Origin of hotelkeeper
1820-30, Americanism; hotel + keeper Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "This Crowden was very friendly with one or two of the men around the stables," went on the hotelkeeper.

    The Rover Boys on a Tour Arthur M. Winfield
  • The hotelkeeper had told him how to find it, and the name of the parson.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • "Here, Soden," Eustace cried, as soon as he caught sight of the hotelkeeper.

    The Rider of Waroona Firth Scott
  • "I'm glad you are not friends of his," continued the hotelkeeper.

    The Rover Boys on a Tour Arthur M. Winfield
  • The portrait sketched by the wine-vendor fully corresponded with the description given by the hotelkeeper in the Rue de Helder.

    The Count's Millions Emile Gaboriau
  • This appeared to make the matter more inexplicable to the hotelkeeper.

  • The hotelkeeper pursed his lips and looked as if he were solving a hard problem.

  • It was a boat sent out in search of us by the hotelkeeper, who had guessed at our imprudence.

  • The hotelkeeper went away grumbling louder and louder, with the horses for the corral (enclosure).

    The Treasure of Pearls Gustave Aimard
  • Mary Louise regarded the hotelkeeper with contempt, thinking again how stingy he was.

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